Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Enjoy By 02.14.16 Unfiltered IPA
"LIVE for the NOW, the present. There is no BETTER time that RIGHT NOW to enjoy this beer!" That's a little of the copy on the bottle of Stone Brewing's Enjoy By 02.14.16 Unfiltered IPA, imploring you to crack it open today, or at least by the due date!
So this beer is actually a 9.4% alcohol Double IPA. My particular beer was bottled on 01/08/16. There is a story on the back label explaining that skipping the filtering step (to remove yeast, etc.) was no misstep. Rather, the sediment left behind should enhance your experience. Floaties? I love floaties!
Beautiful fruity peach aroma. Yep, definitely lots of yeast floating in my glass. So Yum! Juicy, fruity orange, tropical mangoes and peaches, just delicious fruitiness to start. Some spicy, hoppy bitterness shows up to the party next. Pine, zesty citrus, peppery, resinous. Roughs up the palate a little, of course in an enjoyable way.
Rich, full body. Very fresh. Love the hops with their nice bite. Terrific lingering flavors after each sip. Fabulous! Check it out while you can. If my wife is reading, a sixer would be nice for Valentine's Day (but no later, duh).